Israel: Entrance Requirements Updated

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • Entrance requirements updated for fully vaccinated travelers 


The Israeli government has published new updates concerning entrance requirements for fully vaccinated foreign nationals and foreign nationals recovering from COVID-19.

What are the Changes?

 Foreign nationals who are vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recovered from COVID-19 will be permitted to enter Israel through the Ben Gurion Airport under the following conditions:

  • The foreign national has not been to a red country for 14 days prior to entering Israel; and
  • The foreign national has been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization; or
  • The foreign national has received from COVID-19 in accordance with the current procedures of Israel

For information concerning approved vaccines and who qualifies as fully vaccinated click here. Currently, only those recovered from or fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are permitted to enter Israel, unless a special permit is received. To apply for an exception and permit click here

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will still be required to undergo several steps in order to enter Israel:

Prior to Flight 

  • Perform a PCR test up to 72 hours prior to departure for Israel;
  • Provide a completed entry declaration for containing the following information:
    • A verifiable digital COVID-19 certificate and receive a green pass prior to boarding; OR 
    • Those who do not have a verifiable digital COVID-19 certificate will be required to declare the vaccines they received in the entry declaration form and will need to have a received a green pass prior to boarding 

When Boarding 

  • Provide documentation of a negative PCR test result taken up to 72 hours prior to departure;
  • Provide confirmation of the submission of the entry declaration form;
  • Provide one of the following documents:
    • A vaccination certificate;
    • A digital recovery certificate; 
    • An exceptional entry permit from the ministry of the Interior 

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the Israeli government website and Envoy’s website for additional information and updates.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.